Global Laser Talk May/June 2015
Request Congressional Support for Upcoming Maternal/Child and Health Legislation
Engage the audience: Most of us have children in our lives – siblings, nieces, grandchildren or our own kids. They all deserve the healthcare and nutrition that will help them thrive in life.
State the Problem: But childhood can be fragile. Worldwide, 6.3 million children die each year before they reach their fifth birthday, and most of these deaths are preventable.
Inform on the solution: This year, Congress will introduce bipartisan legislation to put us on a track to ending preventable maternal and child deaths once and for all. The legislation will call for three key reforms:
- A coordinated strategy for ending preventable maternal and child deaths
- Clear targets that focus on the poorest populations and accountability for reaching them
- Scaling up of the most effective, evidence-based interventions
Call to action: No matter where they are born, children deserve to thrive. When the bill is introduced, I call on you to cosponsor this legislation.